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Belchatow, whose operations were expected to be extended beyond the 2030s by output from the mine, will also now be phased out between 2030 and 2036, the document said.

"Scheduling the dates of shutting down the power units of the Belchatow Power Plant... (and) abandoning the plan to exploit the Zloczew deposit are of fundamental importance for planning the future of the Belchatow Complex, its employees and the inhabitants of this region," chief executive Wojciech Dabrowski said in a statement.

PGE's coal assets, including Belchatow and Zloczew, are due to be separated and moved to a state agency within months as part of Poland's plan to free its utilities from coal.

Poland generates most of its electricity from coal, but under rising pressure from the EU and with carbon emission costs surging, it has encouraged more investment in low emission sources.

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